Jones Homes is building seven discounted homes to help local people to buy a new home in Walton le Dale, Preston.
The homes at Walton Meadows, in Duddle Lane, are being sold at 80 per cent of the usual market value. Five discounted homes are currently available to local people who meet qualifying criteria. Carol Barlow, Sales Director for Jones Homes Lancashire, said: “Starter homes are an increasingly popular and effective way for local authorities and developers to work together to help local first-time buyers.
“The seven starter homes at Walton Meadows will make a significant contribution to the affordable housing stock in the village. The homes are two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom houses. They fit seamlessly within the street scene at Walton Meadows and are built to the same exacting standards of quality and design as every Jones Homes property.”
Walton Meadows comprises of 26 properties. The discounted homes currently available range between £94,396 and £135,996. Purchasers will need to meet criteria set by South Ribble Borough Council, demonstrating that they have strong links to the area and could not afford to buy a home on the open market. When the discounted homes are resold in the future, they will be priced at 20 per cent below market value at the time.
The final homes available for open market sale at Walton Meadows have now been released. Prices currently start at £291,995 for a four-bedroom detached house.
Maddie Goodwin, 10, is supporting various charities in her year as the Eaton and Hulme Walfield Rose Queen, together with her Rose King, Oliver Whittle, nine.
The Marton & District Primary School pupils have organised raffles and a carol service night, all in aid of Maddie’s chosen charities; Eaton Village Hall, The Christie Hospital, her school’s Uganda fund, Ruby’s Fund and the LOL Foundation.
The pair have just completed their biggest challenge yet, scaling Wales’ highest summit Snowdon, for which they have managed to raise a total of £1,000, including a £500 donation from Jones Homes, which is building at the Westlow Heath development off Manchester Road in Congleton.
Maddie said: “I am really proud to be the Rose Queen for Eaton and Hulme Walfield and to be raising money for charity along with my Rose King Oliver.
“I have really enjoyed my time in the role so far. I have done so many incredible things and completed a lot of exciting challenges, such as climbing Snowdon.
“I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me, and especially to Jones Homes for their generous donation. It has made a massive difference to my fundraising total.”
Hilary Dean, Area Sales Manager for Jones Homes North West, said: “We are full of admiration for Maddie and what she has achieved so far in her role as Rose Queen. She is an exceptional young woman and a fantastic role model for her peers.
“As a housebuilder we are always keen to support the local communities where we build, so we are extremely proud to make this donation to Maddie’s fundraising appeal and the very worthy causes she is supporting.”
Maddie has so far raised a total of £3,600 for her chosen charities. The final sum will be donated when her reign as Rose Queen comes to an end in July.
Jones Homes is preparing to welcome the first residents to a development which will generate more than £2.6m of investment in Poulton-Le-Fylde.
Moorfield Park, located off Garstang Road, is creating 242 homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms.
Two showhomes have recently opened and the first residents have moved in.
Jones Homes will contribute £1.43m towards local primary education, £993,000 to create new secondary school places and £219,880 for sustainable transport and travel planning.
Carol Barlow, Sales Director for Jones Homes Lancashire, said: “Moorfield Park will deliver a range of family homes to help meet the needs of the growing community in Poulton-Le-Fylde, in addition to some starter homes.
“Our contributions to local infrastructure will help to support families who are moving into the area, as well as people who already live in the town.”
She added: “The payments are linked to our planning consent, demonstrating how local authorities and developers can work together to ensure new homes are bringing wider benefits to communities.
“The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is available at Moorfield Park. It has helped thousands of people to buy a new home since it was introduced in 2013. At Moorfield Park, the scheme will help first-time buyers and growing families to purchase a new home.”
With Help to Buy you can secure a new home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided as a Government-backed equity loan which is interest-free for five years.
The showhomes at Moorfield Park demonstrate two of the most popular house types built by Jones Homes – the four-bedroom detached Bayswater and the three-bedroom semi-detached Birch.
Carol Barlow said: “The feedback from visitors since we opened our showhomes has been extremely positive.
“The town has a need for high-quality new homes and our visitors have been happy to see us delivering exactly that.
“Our designs and specification have been developed to exceed buyers’ expectations. We are confident that we can continue to do to so.”
Prices at Moorfield Park start at £199,995 for a 3 bedroom semi-detached home.
Work is entering its final phase on a new homes development which has generated £300,000 of investment in Alsager.
Around 70 homes are now occupied at Jones Homes’ Barrington Park development off Dunnocksfold Road. Once complete, there will be 117 homes at the development.
As part of its planning agreement, Jones Homes has contributed more than £238,000 towards primary and secondary education; more than £48,000 towards enhancements and play equipment at Hassall Road play area; £12,300 to improve natural habitats in the area; and £1,156 was put towards footpath improvements. A play area has also been created within Barrington Park, where three, four and five-bedroom homes are currently under construction.
Gemma Pownall, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes North West, said: “Barrington Park has been a popular development since we opened. As more and more homes have become occupied, we have watched a new community form. Many of our purchasers have moved from within Alsager and some already knew each other.
“The development has made a positive contribution to meeting the needs of local home-hunters. At Jones Homes, we pride ourselves on the quality of every home we build. This approach has generated high demand for homes of varying size at Barrington Park.
“Jones Homes has strong ties to Cheshire, with our head office and regional office based in Alderley Edge. We are proud to have directly contributed to improvements to the wider community through our planning agreement. This demonstrates the benefits new homes can bring for local infrastructure.”
The four-bedroom show home at Barrington Park is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call 01270 877126.
Jones Homes will invest £1.7m in infrastructure for Congleton and build a total of 232 homes after purchasing a second parcel of land on Manchester Road.
The first phase of 137 homes at Westlow Heath is well underway. Jones Homes has now secured adjoining land, where an additional 95 homes will be built.
Contributions to be made through planning agreements for Westlow Heath will now exceed £1.7m. This includes more than £1.1m to support local schools; £457,000 for road improvements; £98,000 for ecological measures; and £85,000 to improve green open spaces in Congleton.
Gemma Pownall, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes North West, said: “Congleton sits within Jones Homes’ Cheshire heartland and we are pleased to have made a commitment to build more new homes in the town.
“Westlow Heath is delivering a wide variety of homes, with three to five bedrooms, which are helping people to move onto, up or along the housing ladder. It has been popular with first-time buyers, growing families and those looking to move from an older property and benefit from all a new home has to offer.
“We have worked hard to ensure we are delivering a range of homes to meet the needs of people living in Congleton. Jones Homes has built its reputation on delivering exemplary quality and high specification and these hallmarks are prevalent at Westlow Heath.
“Our planning contributions will ensure the infrastructure is in place to support the community as it grows and will deliver benefits to people throughout Congleton.”
Four and five-bedroom homes are currently available at Westlow Heath, with prices ranging from £269,950 to £459,950. To find out more, visit the show homes from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday or from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays or call 01260 274781.
The site manager at a new housing development in Harworth says he is “on cloud nine” after landing a coveted industry award. Ian Lockwood, who is in charge at Jones Homes’ Simpson Park development off Scrooby Road, has received a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC). He is one of just 450 site managers from around 16,000 across the country to be awarded the prestigious accolade, which recognises those who achieve the highest standards in construction.
It is the first Pride in the Job award that Ian has won in his 19-year career as a site manager, the last 12 years of which he has spent at Jones Homes. Ian, 59, of Conisbrough, said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to win a Pride in the Job award. I have been very close in the past so to finally get my hands on one after all these years is a great feeling. I’m still on cloud nine.
“At Jones Homes we always strive to deliver a quality product for our customers so I’m delighted that our efforts have been recognised by the judges. To run a successful site it’s important to have good man management skills and a dedicated workforce, and at Simpson Park I’m extremely fortunate to have an excellent team of people who are committed to their work.”
Jones Homes is building 71 homes at Simpson Park, which is part of a wider regeneration of the former Harworth Coliery. The first residents have just moved in and two show homes will be launched in July. Construction work on the site is due to be completed by next summer.
Prior to starting work at Simpson Park, Ian was previously site manager at the nearby Woodland Grange development, also off Scrooby Road, where 117 new homes have been built.
Hade Edge school children donned high visibility vests and hard hats to experience a day in the life of a construction worker. Pupils from Hade Edge Junior and Infant School were invited by Jones Homes to learn more about the housebuilding industry at its Heather View development off Dunford Road in the village. The children, aged between nine and 10, explored the show home and went out on site to see construction work in progress before trying their hand at bricklaying.
The tour was conducted by Site Manager Ben Bowen, Sales Advisor Gail Lindsay, and Divisional Construction Director Bob Kerr. Jones Homes Divisional Construction Director Bob Kerr said: “It was a pleasure to welcome pupils from Hade Edge School to our Heather View development. The housebuilding industry offers so many fulfilling career options, and we are keen to promote those opportunities to young people.
“The children seemed to really enjoy their visit, and we hope the experience will stay with them as they move through education and eventually begin to make decisions about their future careers.”
Head Teacher of Hade Edge Junior and Infant School, Jeff Kilner, said: “We’re always keen to expand our pupils’ horizons, especially when it comes to inspiring their future career paths. The Jones Homes team were great with the children and our pupils came away with a lot more interest in the construction industry than they had before this trip.”
Jones Homes is building a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes at its Heather View development.
Local families had a fun-filled afternoon taking part in an Easter Egg trail held at a new homes development in Hade Edge, near Holmfirth.
Housebuilder Jones Homes arranged the event at its Heather View development off Dunford Road on Saturday, April 20, and was delighted to welcome excited visitors throughout the afternoon. The housebuilder had arranged for an egg hunt for children, while adults were able to explore the site and meet the team.
Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes, Jayne Swift, said: “We always love putting on events for local people at our developments and there was plenty of fun to be had at Heather View this Easter. We wanted to share what we’ve created so far with the people who live in the area and give them an opportunity to visit us to get to know more about the homes on offer, while the children had fun in the process. We were overjoyed that families and friends came out to take part in the egg hunt. It was a true pleasure to see everyone interacting.”
Work is now almost complete at The Orchards in Netherthong, which is supporting the sustainable growth of a Holme Valley village.
Jones Homes is nearing completion of the 24 private sale four and five-bedroom homes at The Orchards on St Mary’s Avenue, Netherthong. The new development creates an artificial stone-fronted street scene designed to complement the existing village architecture.
The Orchards has provided six affordable homes to allow people to set down roots in the village, all of which are now occupied. Jones Homes has also contributed £79,350 to Kirklees Council for investment in recreational facilities at the play area in Netherthong.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes Yorkshire, said: “The Orchards has become quickly established as part of the Netherthong community. With over 50 per cent of the homes now occupied, our new residents have enjoyed settling into life in the village. Some have moved from within the Holme Valley but others have come from as far afield as Manchester to take advantage of a rural lifestyle with excellent links to Holmfirth and the wider area.
“As building work is expected to be completed in April, we are proud to have created a collection of attractive homes which meet the need for family housing in the village. The Orchards has provided affordable homes and enhanced recreational facilities in Netherthong, as well as supporting jobs in the local economy. In addition to direct investment from developers, new homes enhance local economies by encouraging more people to support local businesses. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) estimates that each individual new home built creates or sustains three jobs."
Jones Homes has revealed how its new Simpson Park development on the former Harworth Colliery site will look.
The computer-generated image shows how the street scene will appear when some of the first homes are built and occupied.
Jones Homes is building 71 homes on land off Scrooby Road. It is the company’s second development in Harworth, having completed work at Woodland Grange in Scrooby Road in April 2018.
Simpson Park opened to visitors in February and Jones Homes has begun taking reservations. Two show homes will open at the development during the summer, when the first residents are also due to move in.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes, said: “Jones Homes is now an established name in Harworth. Our previous development, Woodland Grange, was extremely popular, so our early purchasers were confident that we would deliver the same high standards at Simpson Park. It is always exciting to see how the homes will look and then to watch the street scene taking shape. We have been proudly showing computer generated images to our visitors and they have been enthusiastic about the designs and how the house types fit together.
“Inside, our homes offer the high specification on which we have built our reputation. We offer many features as standard which developers usually consider as chargeable extras – for example, fully-tiled bathrooms including walls and floors, kitchen appliances, an alarm, a doorbell, and turf to the rear of the garden, plus much more. Since we opened Simpson Park, it has been encouraging to welcome new visitors and some familiar faces. This is a friendly community and we are pleased to have received such a warm reception.”
Simpson Park is named in memory of Harworth cyclist Tom Simpson. The development will include three and four-bedroom homes in a range of styles and sizes.
As a project sales manager in the building industry, you’d expect Jon Robinson to know a good new home when he saw one.
So when he calls the house he bought ‘exceptional’, you can take notice.
Jon (57) bought the three-bedroom semi-detached Baycliffe house at Jones Homes’ Appledown Grange development in Marden, near Maidstone, earlier this year.
He said: “I think it’s an exceptionally well built and designed house and with a great use of space - the kitchen/dining room right across the rear of the house was exactly what I was looking for”.
“All the bedrooms are a good size; even the third bedroom, which I’ll be using as an office, and it’s also got a very good size garage.”
The Baycliffe design is eye-catching from the outside, with the triangular shape of its white clad exterior reminiscent of the sales of a yacht.
Inside, the kitchen/dining room has French doors to the garden, while there’s also a spacious living room and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and there are two other good-size bedrooms and a main bathroom.
Jon used the Help to Buy scheme to purchase the house which he said had helped him buy a better property than he would otherwise have been able to.
The scheme allows buyers to secure a new-build home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided by a Government loan which is interest free for the first five years.
Jon said he bought a new-build home because “it’s reassuring to have a 10-year structural guarantee for the property as well as the developers own Customer Care service”.
He said he had learnt over the years that any new building could have little snags, and it was then a question of how quickly the developer rectified these snags.
He said: “At Marden the customer care team are very responsive and the customer care rep I deal with is both very likeable and multi-talented!
“Just as importantly, the sales team looked after me really well along my own journey, keeping me updated and ‘in the loop’ all the time. It’s a critical factor for any purchaser”
Jon is also a fan of the large village of Marden. “Technically it’s a village, but it seems to have the amenities of a small town, whilst maintaining a ‘village’ atmosphere and spirit” he said.
“I needed a quality house home where I could walk out of the front door into a community. Marden has a great new sports club, shops, an amazing cafe, two really good pubs, a social club and an all-important railway station.
It’s a 10-minute walk from Appledown Grange to the station, and then just 55 minutes to Charing Cross. The development also has good links to the road network, including the A21, the A229 and then to the M25.
“I just found that Appledown Grange and this particular house ticked all my boxes,” he said. “I would definitely recommend the house and, equally, the developer and their build quality to anyone.”
There’s a choice of three, four and five-bedroom homes currently available to reserve at Appledown Grange, Marden. For more information, contact the sales office, open every day from 10am to 5.30pm, on 01622 831507 or visit jones-homes.co.uk.
Jones Homes Southern has unveiled a new Signature Collection, showcasing a range of homes with exceptionally high specification.
The collection will be rolled out in larger homes across the company’s developments in the South East.
The first Signature Collection show home has opened at Jones Homes’ flagship Kingsborough Manor development in Eastchurch, Kent. The next development to feature the range will be Folders Grove, in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, where two Signature Collection show homes are due to open later this year.
Sales and Marketing Director Sara Stanhope said: “Jones Homes has built its reputation on creating homes which demonstrate the highest standards of design and specification.
“At Kingsborough Manor, we have spent 20 years building large executive homes to help attract new residents to the area and to meet the needs of people who already live in Eastchurch.
“This approach, which was masterminded by the local authority, has enabled us to create a thriving new community at Kingsborough Manor. As we move into the final stages, we identified a need to raise the bar even further and the new Signature Collection was our response.”
The Signature Collection homes feature luxurious extras as standard. Bathrooms have been designed with full height Porcelanosa tiling, Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware and Hansgrohe taps. The Aqualisa digital showers and digital bath fillers add an additional level of indulgence. For home entertainment, there’s even the option of adding an integrated home sound system, which can be operated from around the house.
The open-plan Symphony kitchens combine style and functionality, with integrated Neff appliances, including a wine cooler and induction hob.
The star of the Signature Collection at Kingsborough Manor is the garden room, which floods the homes with space and light through the expansive windows and bifold doors. There are also wider driveways, remote control garage doors and external floodlights.
Sara Stanhope said: “The new Signature Collection has been extremely well received at Kingsborough Manor and we are confident it will be just as popular when we unveil the homes at Folders Grove.
“The range has been driven by our customers’ feedback and it will continue to evolve, but the principles of luxurious fixtures and fittings, complemented by additional space and light, will remain at the heart of the collection.”
Four and five-bedroom homes at Kingsborough Manor range from £600,000 to £660,000. For more information on Jones Homes Southern developments and the Signature Collection see jones-homes.co.uk
A show home has opened at a new housing development in Burgess Hill, giving people an insight into the range of spacious three-bedroom properties available there.
Jones Homes has unveiled the three-bedroom Elstead show home at its Folders Grove development, off Folders Lane, with a host of homebuyers visiting the site over the launch weekend. Two homes were reserved immediately.
The Elstead is the first in a series of three show homes that are due to open at Folders Grove over the next few months.
Sara Stanhope, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “The launch of the Elstead show home was extremely successful, with more than 50 visitors coming along during the opening weekend and two reservations taken.
“We are thrilled with the beautiful interior scheme created by our professional design team and it has certainly been impressing everyone who has seen it so far. It really showcases the impressive build quality and high specification on offer in all our new homes here.
“We have a fantastic selection of three-bedroom homes available at Folders Grove, all of which feature spacious and versatile interiors to accommodate a variety of lifestyles and cater for people at all stages of the property ladder, from first-time buyers to families and downsizers.
“The Elstead show home will give buyers a real feel for the design and layout of our three-bedroom homes at Folders Grove, as it features an extremely spacious living room and stylish open-plan kitchen which is perfect of entertaining.
“Upstairs there are three generously-sized bedrooms, providing plenty of space for families, while the master bedroom also features an en suite shower room.
“We are looking forward to launching two more show homes at Folders Grove later this year, but in the meantime I would encourage prospective purchasers to take a tour of our Elstead show home and see for themselves what our range of superb three-bedroom properties have to offer.”
Folders Grove comprises a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes located off Folders Lane in the charming town of Burgess Hill, on the edge of the South Downs.
The sales centre at Folders Grove is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. A range of three-bedroom houses are currently available, priced from £447,500.
More information can be found by calling 01444 241938 or by visiting jones-homes.co.uk.
A Kent village will continue to bloom, thanks to sponsorship from a local housebuilder.
Jones Homes has donated £400 to the Marden In Bloom campaign to support its ongoing efforts to brighten up the village.
The developer is currently building a range of new homes at its Appledown Grange development on Howland Road.
The money will be used to purchase some bulbs for planting in the autumn, ready for flowering next spring.
Since forming in 2016, Marden In Bloom has undertaken several projects to help improve the appearance of the village. The group of dedicated volunteers has carried out planting at various locations, tidied up open spaces around the library and memorial hall, and cleared the High Street of weeds.
The group has also led the village to success in the regional South & South East In Bloom competition, achieving a Silver Award in 2016 and a Silver Gilt in 2018.
Anne Boswell, chairman of Marden In Bloom, said: “We have brightened up and improved our village considerably since we started our campaign in 2016. We have engaged with so many village groups, businesses and residents, many of whom have expressed their delight at what we have achieved.
“The support of local businesses is absolutely vital to our success, so we are extremely grateful to Jones Homes for its generous contribution which will help us to make the village an even more attractive place for residents and visitors.”
Sara Stanhope, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “As a company, we feel it is important to give back to the local communities in which we build, so we are proud to be sponsors of Marden In Bloom.
“The campaign has had such a positive impact on the village, and we hope our donation will enable the group to continue its fantastic work.”
More information about the homes at Appledown Grange can be found at jones-homes.co.uk.
Three-storey living is back in vogue – and it’s easy to see why when you visit Mayfield Place.
Jones Homes has created a stunning set of three-storey townhouses in Love Lane on the edge of Mayfield.
Drawing on 60 years of housebuilding experience, Jones Homes has delivered a masterclass in three-storey design.
From the luxurious master bedroom suite on the top floor, down to the ground floor open plan living area, these homes demonstrate how townhouse layout can marry space, light and value for money.
The finishing touches have been made and the final three homes available for sale are ready to move into.
Sara Stanhope, Sales Director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “There has been an identifiable increase in demand for three-storey homes in recent years.
“Providing the design is right, townhouses can offer fantastic value for money, while delivering the space people have come to expect in a new home.
“At Mayfield Place we have balanced elements of open-plan living with more traditional design. The kitchens are created as separate rooms and the living/dining area provides a large reception room with doors onto the garden.
“There are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor and the 15tf x 14ft top floor bedroom suite has an en suite and dressing area.
“When we show people around the homes, they are invariably surprised at just how spacious they are. With just three remaining for sale, I’d encourage anyone who is looking to secure maximum space for their budget to make an appointment to take a look around.”
Mayfield Place is a small development of homes on either side of Love Lane. The homes have been designed to include architectural accents which draw on the features of established buildings in the village. Jones Homes has created characterful homes without the high maintenance costs associated with older homes.
The first phase of three and four-bedroom homes is also complete. The development has generated almost £55,000 of investment in the local community through planning contributions.
Homes at Mayfield Place carry Jones Homes’ hallmark of exemplary quality. Details such as Porcelanosa tiles, Neff kitchen appliances, integrated wine coolers, Villeroy and Boch bathrooms and Hansgrohe taps are provided as standard.
The remaining homes at Mayfield Place are available to purchase from £450,000. To arrange a viewing contact Lambert and Foster Estate Agents on 01435 873999. For more information see jones-homes.co.uk.